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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Urban Design and the master's degree in European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism.

Programme

Edition
20th Edition
Credits
30 ECTS (200 teaching hours)
Delivery
Blended learning
Language of instruction
Spanish
Fee
€3,000
Payment of enrolment fee options

The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
- In two instalments:

  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 60 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 15/02/2021
End date: 28/05/2021
Timetable
Monday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Barcelona
Why this programme?
This module of the Master in Urban Design contains several theoretical subjects, methodological and workshops, with a joint program of 30 ECTS. It focuses on urban planning and related research. The subjects of this Graduate are distributed as follows: Urban Design Workshop Analysis and development of projects Urban Reform Compositional criteria in the Urban Space Project New Residential Projects Design and Management of Public Space Responsible: Prof. Dr. Miquel Corominas Ayala (micoro@coac.net)
Aims
To establish the relationship between the new parts of a contemporary city, often characterized by their isolation, a fact that has generated peripheral urban areas where the disintegration is dominant, to study the compositional aspects of the urban project, classify intervention methods used in recent urban remodeling operations according to common patterns and analyze new residential projects based on aspects such centrality, accessibility, services, community spaces, leisure and nature.
Who is it for?
Architects with advanced or associates degrees. Urban Planners. Managers working for public administrations in urbanism departments. Geographers. Economists. Engineers with advanced or associates degrees.

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 18h
Urban Planning Theory
This subject proposes the revision of the theory of intervention in the field of urban planning, based on the disciplinary contributions of the main urban planning plans and documents.
A reflection on the evolution of theory and planning methods is also embroidered, considering the representative elements of the recent process.
15 ECTS 120h
Urban and Place Workshop
The workshop raises as a central theme the relationships between the new pieces of the contemporary city, which are frequently distinguished by their isolation, mutual indifference and insensitivity to the urban context, events that have generated periurban territories, where disintegration is dominant. The proposed projects focus on the exploration of possible functional and formal links between these units to configure new urban structures, a condition of their complexity, vitality and beauty.
4 ECTS 24h
Urban Project Theory and Urban Economy
Based on the contents and techniques of action of recent proposals, selected for their paradigmatic value, this subject analyses different aspects of urban intervention on an intermediate scale, of the urban project.
In the second part it is taught to read the processes of growth and transformation of cities from their economic and social keys. Issues such as local labour markets, industrial districts, incidence of new modes of transport and exchange, information flows and information dissemination ... are some changes to which physical planning has to respond.
4 ECTS 20h
Design of Public Space
This course aims to introduce the role of public space and its characteristics as a fundamental element in the urban structure of the city. Review the different elements and techniques used in the construction of the public space. Special attention is paid to the recent conceptual revision in its design and the gradual enrichment of techniques and materials. It is also proposed to define the fundamental elements on which the urban public space project is based, as well as to publicize the public spaces carried out in Barcelona since 1981, which have been the cause of international recognition.
4 ECTS 20h
Urban Composition and Residential Urban Project
In the first part of this subject, reference is made to the compositional aspects of the urban project, based on the recognition of a double ambiguity: the lack of definition of the distinctive open spaces of the current city and that of the computing instruments, once we renounced the Simple geometry and symmetry that have characterized the historic city. The mechanisms capable of constructing these formal structures are debated, among which the new geometries of nature and the new natural referents stand out.
Next, the discussion of the recent evolution of the urban regulation instruments of architecture, especially those more specific in the field of planning and urban design, will be considered.
Finally, residential management models of recent years are analysed, which affect aspects such as centrality, accessibility, endowments, community spaces, leisure and nature.
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Urban Design .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
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    PhD in architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of Urbanism in the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) since 1986. Co-founder and professor in the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). Visiting professor in A Coruña, Montevideo, Córdoba (Argentina), Montpelier, Nancy, Belleville and Sorbonne (Paris), Rice (Houston, USA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been director of the DUOT and deputy director of the ETSAB. Extraordinary doctorate award from the UPC. He has participated in several exhibitions on the Barcelona expansion and published various articles, chapters and books on Ildefonso Cerdá, the Barcelona expansion and others on urban planning and projects. He was the architect responsible for the expansion in the Barcelona City Council between 1983 and 1987. Founding partner of CCRS arquitectos (1979-2018), where he has directed numerous planning works on a local, urban and territorial scale.
Academic coordination
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
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    PhD in architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of Urbanism in the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) since 1986. Co-founder and professor in the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). Visiting professor in A Coruña, Montevideo, Córdoba (Argentina), Montpelier, Nancy, Belleville and Sorbonne (Paris), Rice (Houston, USA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been director of the DUOT and deputy director of the ETSAB. Extraordinary doctorate award from the UPC. He has participated in several exhibitions on the Barcelona expansion and published various articles, chapters and books on Ildefonso Cerdá, the Barcelona expansion and others on urban planning and projects. He was the architect responsible for the expansion in the Barcelona City Council between 1983 and 1987. Founding partner of CCRS arquitectos (1979-2018), where he has directed numerous planning works on a local, urban and territorial scale.
Teaching staff
  • Castiñeira Palou, Isabel
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    PhD in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Associate professor at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC), where she teaches classes in undergraduate courses and in the qualifying Master's degree at ETSAV, coordinates Master's Final Works and postgraduate courses at UPC-ETSAB. Professor of the Master's Degree in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU), in which she has been responsible for the postgraduate program Projecting the City until 2018. The course and research topics have been directed to the urban and residential project, as well as planning topics in electives. Founding partner of CCRS arquitectes (1979-2018), where she has directed numerous planning works on a local, urban and territorial scale.
  • Corominas Ayala, Miquel
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    PhD in architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor of Urbanism in the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) since 1986. Co-founder and professor in the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). Visiting professor in A Coruña, Montevideo, Córdoba (Argentina), Montpelier, Nancy, Belleville and Sorbonne (Paris), Rice (Houston, USA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been director of the DUOT and deputy director of the ETSAB. Extraordinary doctorate award from the UPC. He has participated in several exhibitions on the Barcelona expansion and published various articles, chapters and books on Ildefonso Cerdá, the Barcelona expansion and others on urban planning and projects. He was the architect responsible for the expansion in the Barcelona City Council between 1983 and 1987. Founding partner of CCRS arquitectos (1979-2018), where he has directed numerous planning works on a local, urban and territorial scale.
  • Español Llorens, Joaquim
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    Doctor in Architecture and professor at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (UPC). He has been professor of the "Accademia di Architettura" in Mendrisio (USI-Switzerland), and invited professor in various universities of Europe and America. Author of various books such as "The fragile order of architecture"; "Form and consistency"; "Girona, anatomy of the historic city"; "Arquitectes en el paisatge"; "Invitation to architecture"; "Between technique and enigma, transversal views on the arts". He was director of Urban Plans and Projects at the Barcelona City Council (2000-2004) and has been recognized with the National Architecture Award (Spain 1974), Special Doctorate Award (1996), Architesis Award (2000), FAD Exterior Spaces Award (1999) and special mention of the European Prize for Urban Public Space (2000).
  • Franquesa Sanchez, Jordi
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    Doctor architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Full professor at the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC) for more than 20 years and professor at the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU). He has taught at different universities such as Venice, Lisbon, Holland, Mexico and Brazil, and has been a speaker at a conference on teaching innovation and learning at Harvard.
    His doctoral thesis obtained the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. Director and founder of the Group for Innovation and Teaching Logistics in Architecture (GILDA), from where different lines of work on learning are developed, and from where seven JIDA congresses have been held so far (Conference for Educational Innovation in Architecture) . He has written numerous articles on teaching innovation and has participated as a speaker at different national and international conferences on this subject.
  • Maristany Jackson, Lorena
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    PhD in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Associate professor and collaborator since 2008 in the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DUOT-UPC). Since 2014 she has been a professor at the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU).
    Between 2000 and 2006 she was a member of the research team of the ETSAV Department of Urbanism (UPC) directed by Professor Antonio Font, where she has developed territorial and urban planning projects. Since 2004 he has been a member of the masmaristany architecture studio together with the architect Sílvia Mas, where they carry out research work focused on the urban and territorial transformations of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (RMB), as well as on architectural projects and urban and territorial planning, Among which is the Special Plan for the Management of the Logistics Activities Zone of the Port of Tarragona, candidate for the 2019 National Urban Planning Award.
  • Morell Deltell, Miquel

    Economist from the University of Barcelona (1998), Master in Business Administration from ESADE (2002) and Executive Education in Corporate Finance from ESADE (2009). Partner of PROMO Assessors Consultors, S.A., a company specializing in investment projects related to urban transformation actions and projects, in terms of land use, planning, urban management and housing. As an expert in investment analysis, he is a consultant for public and private companies, local and regional administrations, and international institutions, such as UN-Habitat and the European Investment Bank. As an expert in land use planning, urban planning and housing, he is a member of several Territorial Commissions for Urban Planning of Catalonia, representing the College of Economists of Catalonia.
  • Núñez Malavé, Sandra
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    Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professor in the Master in Urban Planning (MPU) - European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) since 2016 in the subject of Geographic Information Systems, databases and territorial project. Postgraduate studies in Projecting the Territory, Projecting the City and Projecting the Place by (UPC), postgraduate studies in GIS applied to the Planning of the Territory, Urbanism and Landscape, and in Urban and territorial analysis through GIS by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Training as a GIS specialist through certified courses such as GIS Cloud, programming in QGIS with Python and GIS applied to hydrology, in addition to studying the degree in Applied Data Science at the Open University of Catalonia. She is a member of Colectivo CCRS where she has worked on the implementation and use of Geographic Information Systems technology as a project tool in the development of planning work at the municipal and territorial levels.
  • Peremiquel Lluch, Francesc
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    Doctor of Architecture (UPC). Professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning at the ETSAB (UPC). Professor of several graduate programs. Author and director of researching works in the field of Urban Transformation and Urban Residential Project. Member of the Urban planning Research Group. Municipal Architect of Badalona (1985-2007) where was head of urban planning.
  • Sabaté Bel, Joaquim
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    Doctor architect from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and economist. Coordinator of the Doctorate and Master of Research in Urbanism (1990-2018) and of the European postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU 2005-2013) in UPC. Director of the Department of Urbanism and Spatial Planning (1992-1999). He has given lectures and courses at some 70 European, Asian and American universities.
    Founder of the International Laboratory of Cultural Landscapes and director of the magazine Identidades. He investigates on instruments, methods and theories of the urban and territorial project, and on the relationship between heritage resources and development. More than a hundred books or book chapters, as many articles and direction of fifty doctoral theses. Author of numerous urban projects and studies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and Uruguay. Recognized for this on three occasions in the National Urbanism Awards (Spain), with the Urbanism Award of Catalonia (2007) and the Special Award for Heritage of Catalonia (2011).

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